I have two networked PCs at home both with WinXP Pro SP. Computer 1 (see below) has 1.5GB RAM and Computer 2 has 1GB RAM. Both are using Pentium 4 processors, Computer 1 has a Prescott (hyperthreading) processor rated at 3.2Ghz, and Computer 2 has a 2.4Ghz processor. The program configuration on each is roughly the same in terms of installed programs. However, today, when I booted up both PCs, the commit charge on one was much different than the other.
Computer 1 Normal Memory Usage
Computer 2 Excessive Memory usage
For example, a program that uses say 15MB RAM on computer 1 is using 35MB RAM on computer 2.
My total commit charge on Computer 1 is about 400MB with 41 processes, but on Computer 2, the commit charge is about 1.36GB with 43 processes.
This just started happening today, but the only thing I have done out of the ordinary is that yesterday I set up file sharing on the network. I tried resetting the page file on Computer 2 to system managed, but that did not change anything after rebooting.
Here are some more examples:
Computer 1: Explorer.exe 59MB
Computer 2: explorer.exe 102MB
Computer 1: weatherclock.exe 14MB
Computer 2: weatherclock.exe 28MB
Computer 1: psi.exe 53MB
Computer 2: psi.exe 74MB
Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this and whether there is a fix?